Grand wall boulders trail work

SAS is pleased to announce the construction of cedar fencing in the Grand Wall boulders. With the growing popularity of bouldering, there has been an increase in the number of climbers frequenting this area. Many of these climbers are wandering off trail, causing unnecessary impact.

The purpose of the fences are to help climbers stay on the established trails and, in doing so, minimize further impact to the most highly impacted areas. The Grand Wall Boulders are within a provincial park, meaning we must take extra care to reduce the impact of climbers, and to ensure the sustainable enjoyment of this treasured resource for years to come. The fences are made from split cedar and approximately hip height.

Before working with BC Parks to build the fences, SAS conducted a survey to gauge the opinion of the bouldering community. 90% of those who completed the survey felt some action should be taken and 82% were in favour of the fences.

SAS is considering further trail improvements for the Grand Wall Boulders in the the coming year.


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